Design, Development, and Evaluation Timeline
The Core-Plus Mathematics
Project (CPMP) was initially funded in 1992 by the National Science
Foundation1 (NSF) to design, develop, and evaluate, and
in cooperation with a publisher, nationally disseminate a Standards-based
comprehensive four-year high school mathematics curriculum for all
students. Creation of each course entailed a year of research, development
and local pilot testing, regional pilot testing of the complete curriculum,
revision, national field-testing, and further refinement prior to publication.
Pilot testing included formative evaluation and field-testing included
summative evaluation of the instructional materials and assessments.
Over the last 22
years, the curriculum has been systematically revised and updated in
response to changing national standards for high school mathematics,
reports from program users across the country and internationally,
advances in technology and the most recent research on student learning.
A detailed timeline of the curriculum design, development, and evaluation
design, development, and evaluation was supported, in part, by
the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. 9255257,
No. 9618193, and No. ESI 0137718. Opinions, findings,
and conclusions expressed are those of the authors and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.